There has always been great interest in developing anatomical, biochemical and functional MR imaging for the central nervous system due to
its major clinical implications. Moreover, its size and lack of motion permitted a relatively easy way to make it the subject of study. At the same time
the remaining organs stayed somewhat in the background.

Although the osteoarticular system has also been studied by MRI for many years, it focused mostly on large structures: menisci, ligaments and
bone, while cartilage received less attention because of its small size. The musculo-tendon system always came last because of lack of clinical

With the introduction of sports in our life and the high level of the sports competitions, chondral pathology and sinewy muscle were rediscovered
because of their clinical implications. Thanks to new advances in 3T MRI, increased spatial resolution, improved coils, better field homogeneity and
new sequences for anatomic, biochemical and functional imaging, we study cartilage and tendon pathology now at speeds that no one could
imagine 10 years ago.

Therefore, during this meeting leading experts will present the current status and the immediate future of these developments, focusing on
post-processing and its possible application in the clinic.